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Yammer CEO David Sacks: Here's How I Avoided Getting Crushed By Salesforce.com (CRM, MSFT)

Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

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The rumors are true. But, boy, were they ever off on the numbers. Social enterprise software player Yammer has landed a whopping $85 million in a fifth round of venture capital funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson, with Meritech Capital Partners, Jeff Skoll’s Capricorn Investment Group and Khosla Ventures all...
Yammer Lands $85 Million Funding Round From Draper Fisher Jurvetson

US-based social CRM startup Nimble launches a UK hub to cater for big demand in Europe

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Nimble, the US-headquartered social customer relationship management (CRM) startup, has announced that it’s expanding into Europe and launching a UK office, in response to growing demand for its service in the EMEA region. Since it was founded in Santa Monica back in 2009, Nimble has become an established Social Relationship...
US-based social CRM startup Nimble launches a UK hub to cater for big demand in Europe
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Meet Chuck Dietrich: Marc Benioff's Intern Is Now A Wealthy Entrepreneur

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Chuck Dietrich is the CEO of SlideRocket, one of a pair of unusual companies bought by VMware in the spring of 2011.  In short, he's living the Silicon Valley dream with a charmed career.  The short version is this: Do a startup after college, sell it for a lot (a...
Meet Chuck Dietrich: Marc Benioff's Intern Is Now A Wealthy Entrepreneur

Those Yammer / Microsoft Acquisition Rumors: A Former MS Spokesperson Weighs In

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Editors’ note: Clippy was spokesperson at Microsoft between 1997-2003. He is now a General Partner at ClippyFund....
Those Yammer / Microsoft Acquisition Rumors: A Former MS Spokesperson Weighs In

Facebook platform industry hires: HootSuite, Kenshoo, Work4 Labs

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Social media management platform HootSuite has a new VP of marketing, Digital marketing software company Kenshoo recently hired a director of marketing research. And Work4 Labs, which builds recruiting applications integrated with Facebook, made a few new hires this month. HootSuite Dee Anna McPherson, Vice President of Marketing – former VP...
Facebook platform industry hires: HootSuite, Kenshoo, Work4 Labs

Draper Fisher Juvertson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma

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Karma, a new virtual mobile operator that encourages customers to share their 4G connections, has a new investor: Draper Fisher Juvertson, the venture capital firm that invested in big in SpaceX, Tesla, Box, Yammer and several greentech firms. DFJ’s official Twitter account revealed the investment Monday morning, and when contacted,...
Draper Fisher Juvertson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma

Discoverly Nabs $750K From Salesforce, Bessemer, And Others For Stealthy Social Enterprise App

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Discoverly, a San Francisco-based startup building a social enterprise tool, has raised $750,000 in a seed round and is opening up its product to private beta testers. The company’s slate of investors is impressive: Salesforce, Bessemer Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, Great Oaks, Stocktwits founder Howard Lindzon, Yammer product chief Jim...
Discoverly Nabs $750K From Salesforce, Bessemer, And Others For Stealthy Social Enterprise App

The Problem with Spray-and-Pray Software Salespeople: Homework

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I’ve long been a believer that all the talk that software is now “bought” and not “sold” is wishful thinking. Other than Atlassian, most software companies eventually have to hire sales people if they want to build a real business. (We discussed this with the top management of Atlassian,...
The Problem with Spray-and-Pray Software Salespeople: Homework

Microsoft buys PhoneFactor to protect users from password theft

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Microsoft has been pretty quiet on the acquisition front since its $1.2 buy of Yammer in July. But this week the software giant picked up a small, 11-year-old company Overland Park, Kansas company called PhoneFactor. PhoneFactor, with fewer than 50 employees, specializes in what’s dubbed “multi-factor authentication.” Essentially, it creates a...
Microsoft buys PhoneFactor to protect users from password theft

Google+ Is Going After Yammer To Flank Facebook

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Editor’s note: Rob May is the CEO and co-founder of Backupify, the leading provider of backup and recovery solutions for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. Google recently announced that it will begin offering corporate control features for its Google+ social network to businesses for free — at least for a while. If...
Google+ Is Going After Yammer To Flank Facebook

Yammer CEO defends Microsoft merger

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Yammer's CEO: "There was never a time we shopped around the company."...
Yammer CEO defends Microsoft merger

Jive CEO: Social is playing a big part in business, but it should not ignore the power of being mobile

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With the introduction of newer and innovative technologies over the past few years, businesses have been trying to keep up and find creative and useful ways to adapt them to work within their organizations. Today, many companies are highly involved in social business and making it work for their customers....
Jive CEO: Social is playing a big part in business, but it should not ignore the power of being mobile

Enterprise social network Yammer announces dashboard analytics for employees

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Yammer, a company that has Twitter-like properties to assist companies to create better communication throughout its ranks, has launched a new dashboard analytics tool which gives employees a deeper look into what’s happening in their network. The tool is supposed to help employers understand who is using the tool and...
Enterprise social network Yammer announces dashboard analytics for employees

Yammer's First Acquisition - oneDrum.com - Will Boost Office Collaboration

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Corporate microblogging and enterprise social networking tool Yammer has taken some of its latest investment funding and made its first acquisition today: a small British software engineering firm called oneDrum. The idea is to extend its features to the desktop, improve collaboration and give Google Docs a bit of a...
Yammer's First Acquisition - oneDrum.com - Will Boost Office Collaboration

Yammer acquires oneDrum to make content more social

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Yammer, the company that provides real time communications solutions to businesses has acquired oneDrum, the platform for creating better collaboration between applications. This means that Yammer will now have the capability through oneDrum to get applications to talk to each other in ways that they might not usually. Yammer opened...
Yammer acquires oneDrum to make content more social

Microsoft to Buy Yammer for $1 Billion

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Yammer—often called the Facebook for the workplace—has agreed to sell itself to Microsoft for more than $1 billion....
Microsoft to Buy Yammer for $1 Billion

Sprout Social Adds New Team And Workflow Features To Social Media Management Platform

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Sprout Social, a social management and publishing tool suite, is introducing new team and workflow features to its management console. The Chicago-based startup also hit a few milestones—Sprout Social added its 10,000th customer and is processing 30 million customer interactions per month. Sprout, founded in 2010, offers users tools for...
Sprout Social Adds New Team And Workflow Features To Social Media Management Platform

Yammer Seeks to Simplify Enterprise Social Network Usage With Upgrade

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Yammer has upgraded its cloud-based enterprise social networking software with new and improved features designed to make it easier for end users to manage their......
Yammer Seeks to Simplify Enterprise Social Network Usage With Upgrade

What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft - and Enterprise Social Networking

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Much of the recent analysis on Microsoft’s $1.2B acquisition of Yammer focused on the slick application Yammer had built, their rapid viral adoption, and how it represented the assent of the social enterprise as the next hot category. Certainly all this is true, as Yammer is a very simple and...
What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft - and Enterprise Social Networking

Twitter And Yammer Are Cozying Up In The Same Building

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Yammer is moving to the third floor of the historic old building where Twitter is relocating in downtown San Francisco. Yammer is rapidly outgrowing its current space on Townsend Street -- the company has grown more than 4x since January 2011, and now has more than 350 employees in San...
Twitter And Yammer Are Cozying Up In The Same Building

Boot up: Microsoft + Yammer, Facebook email, Motorola's sweatshop question and more

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Plus PayPal's BitTorrent block, Skype's Android downloads, Flipboard's magazine withdrawal, beware the photos and moreA quick burst of 11 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamMicrosoft buys Yammer for $1.2bn >> guardian.co.ukIn case you missed it. Previous round of funding valued it at $600m.Microsoft: we...
Boot up: Microsoft + Yammer, Facebook email, Motorola's sweatshop question and more
Funding Daily: VC helping hands lead to startup happy feet

RE: @DavidSacks Why do you think Tweetdeck and Seesmic haven't integrated Yammer into their products yet? Have you ta… http://disq.us/dk9by

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RE: @DavidSacks Why do you think Tweetdeck and Seesmic haven't integrated Yammer into their products yet? Have you ta… http://disq.us/dk9by
Yammer, Jive, Microsoft Sharepoint are "blank pieces of paper," says startup

Collaboration software maker Atlassian buys chat service HipChat to enhance its products

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Atlassian, a company that builds collaboration software, this morning announced that it has acquired HipChat, a hosted private chat service for companies and teams that can be compared to Campfire and tools like Yammer and Salesforce’s Chatter. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Both companies are based in San...
Collaboration software maker Atlassian buys chat service HipChat to enhance its products

"Forget all that over-hyped chatter and annoying buzz, Yammer is releasing the next wave in Enterprise Microblogging." http://r2.ly/z38d

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"Forget all that over-hyped chatter and annoying buzz, Yammer is releasing the next wave in Enterprise Microblogging." http://r2.ly/z38d

It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

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Microsoft insists that things are going well for Yammer since Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion a year ago this week.  The user base has grown by 55% to 8 million and sales of paid networks are up by 200%, it says, though Microsoft won't reveal the actual sales figure....
It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

Microsoft Completes Its $1.2B Yammer Acquisition

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Microsoft just announced that it has now officially completed the acquisition of Yammer, the four-year-old social networking company for enterprises. All the closing conditions have now been met and the Yammer team will now officially join the Microsoft Office Division. After weeks of rumors, the $1.2 billion acquisition was first...
Microsoft Completes Its $1.2B Yammer Acquisition
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